Medical research suggests that drinking green tea reduces the risk of hormone related breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Green tea is also beneficial for cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatments as it helps to maintain white blood cell count.
Additionally, new studies show that green tea has several attributes that make it a valuable cancer fighter, including its high concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols. It is capable of blocking the formation of cancer-causing compounds and detoxifying cancer-causing chemicals.
Drinking this tea may also inhibit the growth of cancer cells and stimulate cancer cell death. Dioxins from smoking, pollution and other carcinogens disrupt normal cell functions and can trigger harmful gene activity that causes cancer; compounds in green tea may prevent this harmful activity from being switched on.